creditor


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cred·i·tor

 (krĕd′ĭ-tər)
n.
One to whom money or its equivalent is owed.

creditor

(ˈkrɛdɪtə)
n
(Commerce) a person or commercial enterprise to whom money is owed. Compare debtor

cred•i•tor

(ˈkrɛd ɪ tər)

n.
a person or firm to whom money is due.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin]

creditor

Any entity (including a person, company, or government) that provides credit. A debtor owes payments, financial or otherwise, to a creditor.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.creditor - a person to whom money is owed by a debtor; someone to whom an obligation exists
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
mortgage holder, mortgagee - the person who accepts a mortgage; "the bank became our mortgagee when it accepted our mortgage on our new home"
debitor, debtor - a person who owes a creditor; someone who has the obligation of paying a debt
Translations
دائِن، صاحِب دَيْن
věřitel
kreditgiverkreditor
kreditoro
hitelezõ
lánardrottinn, skuldareigandi

creditor

[ˈkredɪtəʳ] Nacreedor(a) m/f

creditor

[ˈkrɛdɪtər] ncréancier/ière m/fcredit rating nindice m de solvabilitécredit risk n (= person) → emprunteur/euse m/f à risquecredit side n
on the credit side [balance sheet] → au crédit
on the credit side, ... (= as an advantage) → l'avantage, c'est que ...credit slip (US) navoir mcredit transfer nvirement m

creditor

nGläubiger m

creditor

[ˈkrɛdɪtəʳ] ncreditore/trice

credit

(ˈkredit) noun
1. time allowed for payment of goods etc after they have been received. We don't give credit at this shop.
2. money loaned (by a bank).
3. trustworthiness regarding ability to pay for goods etc. Your credit is good.
4. (an entry on) the side of an account on which payments received are entered. Our credits are greater than our debits.
5. the sum of money which someone has in an account at a bank. Your credit amounts to 2,014 dollars.
6. belief or trust. This theory is gaining credit.
7. (American) a certificate to show that a student has completed a course which counts towards his degree.
verb
1. to enter (a sum of money) on the credit side (of an account). This cheque was credited to your account last month.
2. (with with) to think of (a person or thing) as having. He was credited with magical powers.
3. to believe (something) to be possible. Well, would you credit that!
ˈcreditable adjective
bringing honour or respect. creditable effort.
ˈcreditably adverb
ˈcreditor noun
a person to whom a debt is owed.
ˈcredits noun plural
the list of names of the actors, producer, director etc given at the beginning or end of a film.
credit card
a card which allows the holder to buy goods etc on credit. to pay by credit card.
be a credit to (someone), do (someone) credit
to bring honour or respect to (someone or something). Your son is a credit to his school; Your honesty does you credit.
give (someone) credit (for something)
to acknowledge and praise (someone for a good piece of work etc). He was given credit for completing the work so quickly.
on credit
payment being made after the date of sale. Do you sell goods on credit?
take (the) credit (for something)
to accept the praise given (for something). I did all the work, and he took all the credit.
References in classic literature ?
His creditor was Wick Cutter, the merciless Black Hawk money-lender, a man of evil name throughout the county, of whom I shall have more to say later.
His terms were, that either the aforesaid ground-rent, from the day when the cellar began to be dug, should be paid down, or the mansion itself given up; else he, the ghostly creditor, would have his finger in all the affairs of the Pyncheons, and make everything go wrong with them, though it should be a thousand years after his death.
He looked like a man who had never cringed and never had had a creditor.
It is a great mistake to suppose that a woman with no heart will be an easy creditor in the exchange of affection.
Nothing else that has being would have been tolerable to me in the character of creditor for such an obligation: but you: it is different;--I feel your benefits no burden, Jane.
But before that time we shall be ready with the money; and even though we were not, it would be a bad fortune indeed to find so merciless a creditor in his successor.
My worldly affairs began to wear a gloomy appearance, and I was pressed for money by more than one creditor.
Seeing this the great governor asked the creditor what answer he had to make to what his opponent said.
Nevertheless, he never borrowed a sou of his companions, although his purse was ever at their service; and when he had played upon honor, he always awakened his creditor by six o'clock the next morning to pay the debt of the preceding evening.
He has lost four or five vessels, and suffered by three or four bankruptcies; but it is not for me, although I am a creditor myself to the amount of ten thousand francs, to give any information as to the state of his finances.
Sylvie asked as the door closed on the departing creditor.
Maddison is a clever fellow; I do not wish to displace him, provided he does not try to displace me; but it would be simple to be duped by a man who has no right of creditor to dupe me, and worse than simple to let him give me a hard-hearted, griping fellow for a tenant, instead of an honest man, to whom I have given half a promise already.